Old Bridge Car Accident Lawyers
Legal Expertise For Car Accidents In Middlesex County Is Just A Call Away With Lombardi & Lombardi
The Old Bridge car accident lawyers with Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. can help you after you or a loved one were involved in a car accident in New Jersey.
Car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. According to some estimates, over 30,000 people are killed every year in motor vehicle crashes of all types, and another six million or so sustain mild, moderate, serious, or life-changing injuries in accidents. All told, these accidents cost society hundreds of billions of dollars every year in the form of medical treatment expenses, property damage, lost productivity, lost income, pain, suffering, and insurance overheads.
On an individual level, however, a single accident can be devastating. You may be unable to work after an accident, or you may lose a loved one or a breadwinner in an accident, forever setting your family on a course of struggle and financial instability. The Old Bridge car accident lawyers with Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. can help you recover the damages the law entitles you to. Contact us today for assistance with your case.
The Old Bridge Car Accident Lawyers Team Will Investigate Your Accident
There are three main causes of motor vehicle accidents. The first is driver-related issues such as drinking and driving, speeding, driving recklessly or aggressively, and driving while drowsy or distracted. Vehicle issues can also cause accidents, such as poor maintenance, faulty brakes or brake lights, tire blowouts, and parts breakdowns. Finally, environmental factors can also cause or contribute to an accident, such as slippery surfaces, poor weather or lighting, road damage, uneven roads, missing traffic control signs or signals, and dangerous turns or curves.
The first step in any car accident claim or lawsuit is to determine how and why your crash occurred. Based on the specifics of your case, the extent of damage involved, and the types of insurance you carry, there are different forms of compensation that you may be entitled to. This includes basic PIP cover for medical expenses, collision or comprehensive coverage for more serious accidents, and even special or compensatory damages via a lawsuit if you suffered catastrophic damages or injuries in the accident.
Common Losses and Damages That The Old Bridge Car Accident Lawyers Team Can Help You Recover
Car accidents can lead to serious, long-lasting injuries and damages, such as:
- Lost income from an inability to work
- Medical treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation expenses, which can last for months or years
- Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
Medical treatment expenses usually make up the largest proportion of losses after a car accident. This is because car accidents can lead to serious injuries that require advanced medical treatment and because care is expensive.
Common (and costly) personal injuries often seen in car accident cases include:
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Bone, muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries
- Cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds, and burns
- Internal organ damage
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Amputation injuries
- Paralysis injuries
- Wrongful death
Some of these damages are classified as economic damages, which are those that are relatively easy to quantify using, for example, medical treatment bills, car repair invoices, or proofs of lost salary. Other damages such as pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and the loss of a loved one are harder to quantify. They are called non-economic damages and must be estimated by medical and economics experts to be included in your claim.
The Old Bridge car accident lawyers team can help you gather the proof needed to prove your losses and will connect you with the experts whose testimony is needed to back your claims. We will also compose and submit a demand letter – backed by proof – to your insurer stating that you expect compensation for your covered damages.
Fault And Liability For Old Bridge Car Accident Cases
A common question that car accident victims ask is whether the victim can sue for damages.
New Jersey is a no-fault state, and all drivers require no-fault insurance. PIP cover (personal injury protection) is used to cover accident-related losses and damages irrespective of who was at fault for an accident. you can only sue for damages if you sustained losses or damages that are classified as catastrophic.
Depending on how your accident occurred and who was at fault for it, you may be able to sue any one of the following parties for your catastrophic injuries:
- Another driver guilty of negligence. Negligence can take many forms, including intoxicated driving, speeding, ignoring traffic control signs or signals, driving while drowsy or distracted, or driving recklessly.
- A town or municipality. Accidents caused by road damage, traffic control device issues, or even road design may give you grounds to sue a local government office for damages.
- A vehicle manufacturer or service team. If poor vehicle servicing, production issues, or breakdowns cause or contribute to an accident, you may be able to hold a vehicle maintenance team or the vehicle’s manufacturer responsible for your losses.
Contact Our Old Bridge Car Accident Lawyers Today
Contact Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. today for a free case assessment. One of our experienced lawyers will walk you through everything you need to know about your case, and we will make sure that you file for the maximum compensation figure allowed by law.
About Old Bridge, NJ
Old Bridge Township is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It has a population of roughly 60,000 and is a bedroom suburb of New York City. It was first incorporated in 1869 and was named as a contender for the title of one of the best places to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2005 and 2007. In 2016, SafeWise named Old Bridge the sixth-safest city in America to raise a child.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents In Old Bridge, NJ
Catastrophic injuries and losses include paralysis, amputations, disfigurement, and injuries that can affect you for the long term. Eye injuries, dental injuries, and even broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord damage can all be classified as catastrophic. It all depends on how long the injuries in question are expected to affect you, and to what extent. A medical expert can provide testimony that substantiates your claim that your accident-related injuries are catastrophic.
To file a lawsuit, you must identify the at-fault party responsible for the accident and back your claims with evidence. You must also quantify your damages after which you can file a lawsuit, but you must do so within the statutes of limitations that apply to your case, which is typically two years in New Jersey.